Checking date: 17/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Assistance systems for disabled people
Master in Electronic Systems Engineering (Plan: 327 - Estudio: 304)

Coordinating teacher: TORRES ZAFRA, JUAN CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Electronic Technology Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Not applicable
QUALIFICATIONS BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. Can apply their knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) context related to their field of study. Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialists and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS Have demonstrated the ability of understanding, making use and integrating of new technologies in electronic systems, to solve new problems or applications. SPECIALIZED QUALIFICATIONS Have the ability to be effective in looking for information, identifying the state of the art of a technological problem in the field of Electronics System Engineering and integrating this knowledge in future systems. Have demonstrated the knowledge of current state of the art and future trends in disabled people aided systems. Be able to practical and concept identification of the main scientific and technical challenges in different applications of electronic systems, in their integration and usage. LEARNING RESULTS Identify, from a practical and theoretical point of view, both scientific and technological main challenges in aided systems for disabled people, as well as their use and integration.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Chapter 1. Disabilities: a radiography. 1.1.- Disability in the world. 1.2.- State of the art and future challenges for disabilities. 1.3.-Regulations 1.4.- Rehabilitation technology and Technical Aids. Chapter 2. Technical Aids in Vision. 2.1.- Vision disabilities: understanding problems. 2.2.- Traditional visual technical aids. 2.3.- Technological visual technical aids. 2.4.- Latest research: retinal implants and virtual and augmented reality systems. Chapter 3. Mobility Technical Aids. 3.1.- Mobility disabilities: understanding problems. 3.2.- Traditional mobility technical aids. 3.3.- Technological mobility technical aids. 3.4.- Latest research: from exoskeletons to Brain Computer Interface. Chapter 4. Technical Aids in Communication. 4.1.- Intellectual disabilities: understanding problems. 4.2.- Traditional communication technical aids. 4.3.- Technological communication technical aids: mobile platforms. 4.4.- Latest research: from eyetrackers to "reading the mind". 4.5.- Web and e-accesibility. Chapter 5. Technical Aids in Hearing. 5.1.- Hearing disabilities: understanding problems. 5.2.- Traditional hearing technical aids. 5.3.- Latest research in hearing technical aids. GDAF-UC3M Group contributions to assistive technologies. Works presentation and debate.
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES Masterclass Theoretical and practical class Tutorials Group work Individual work of the student METHODOLOGY Presentations in the classroom by the professor, with audiovisual support, in which the main concepts of the subject will be exposed, and the bibliography to support students learning will be presented. Questioning reading of the professor recommended texts: press articles, manuals, papers, in order to discuss in the classroom or to increase and strengthen the acquired knowledge. Aula Global debate forum. Work and reports preparation, both held in group or individual format. Including the implementation of practical systems.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • A. Mittal and S. Sofat. Sensors and Displays for Electronic Travel Aids: A Survey. International Journal of Image Processing, 5, 1-14. . 2010
  • Eds.: M. A. Hersh and M. Johnson. Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired and Blind People, . Springer. ISBN 978-1-84628-867-8. 2008
  • Eds.: W.Barfield and T.Caudell . Fundamentals of Wearable Computers and Augmented Reality.. Mahway, NJ, US.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associate. 2001
  • Eds.:Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Isabel Maria Miranda and Patricia Gonçalves. Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services (2 Volumes) . DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3986-7,ISBN13:9781466639867, ISBN10: 1466639865, EISBN13: 9781466639874. 2014
  • Eds.:Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Isabel Maria Miranda and Patricia Gonçalves. Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services (2 Volumes) . DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3986-7,ISBN13:9781466639867, ISBN10: 1466639865, EISBN13: 9781466639874. 2014
  • Georgios Kouroupetroglou. Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities. IGI Global. ISBN-10:*1466644389*ISBN-13:*978-1466644380 . 2013
  • Helal, Abdelsalam A. . The engineering handbook of smart technology for aging, disability, and independence. Wiley. 2008
  • Reiner Wichert, Birgid Eberhardt. Ambient Assisted Living: 5. AAL-Kongress 2012 Berlin, Germany, January 24-25, 2012 . Springer. *ISBN-10:*3642440460* ISBN-13:*978-3642440465 . 2014
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